Chevrolet introduced the Trax nameplate in 2013 as a badge-engineered Opel/Vauxhall Mokka based on the same platform as a European small-segment vehicle, the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa.
Fast forward nine years, and the bow-tie brand unveiled an entirely new Trax developed for the North American market. Surprisingly, it was bigger and less expensive than the model it replaced. In addition, it was better designed. Last but not least, it was ready for electrification.
Introduced as a 2024 model year, the second generation of the Trax was 11 inches (28 cm) longer, two inches (5 cm) wider, and four inches (10 cm) lower than the model it replaced. The overall design resembled its bigger brother, the Blazer. It featured the same slim line of LED daytime running lights mounted high above the bumper. At the same time, the headlights were positioned lower on the vertical side slats. The massive grille took center stage and was crossed by a bar supporting the Chevrolet badge.
Inside, the Trax came fitted with a standard 8” infotainment screen placed atop the center stack, with an option for an 11” unit. For the latter option, the automaker offered an 8” instrument cluster to go with it. There were five trim levels, and the upper ones featured man-made leather upholstery, a power driver seat, heated seats, and a sunroof.
The Trax came with an inline-three turbocharged engine that lost some power compared with its predecessor. Moreover, it was paired with a six-speed automatic instead of a nine-speed or a CVT offered for the first-generation Trax. Despite that, the 2024 Trax was quicker on the 0 to 60 mph (0-97 kph) run than the model it replaced.
ENGINE SPECS - 1.2L ECOTEC Turbo 6AT (137 HP)
|Power:||100.8 KW @ 5000 RPM|
137 HP @ 5000 RPM
135 BHP @ 5000 RPM
|Torque:||162 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM|
219 Nm @ 2500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Drive Type:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||6-automatic speed Hydra-Matic 6T40|
|Length:||178.6 in (4536 mm)|
|Width:||71.8 in (1824 mm)|
|Height:||61.4 in (1560 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||61.5/62.1 in (1,562/1,577 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||106.3 in (2700 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||7.3 in (185 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||25.6 cuFT (725 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||6230 lbs (2826 kg)|